Leo’s meaningful first birthday

First birthdays are such a special milestone in a family’s life. It’s a time to celebrate the little human you brought into the world by letting your loved ones shower them with affection and gifts.

For Leo Kilgallon’s first birthday, his parents asked their family and friends to consider giving their son a more meaningful gift than toys, a donation towards childhood cancer research.


A barrel of funds raised for childhood cancer research

Last September, the Foundation received a very generous donation of $3,600 from The Old Barrelhouse. These funds were raised through a raffle, where whisky-enthusiasts purchased tickets for the chance to win a bottle of Jack Daniels Barrel Strength Whisky via a Facebook page called “Down Under JD Community.”

The first $1000 was raised in just 36 minutes and there were 106 different ticket holders, with a total of 722 tickets sold.

“The reason why we chose to support CLCRF is because cancer has touched both my business partner and I, losing family and friends in the past,” said David MK, co-owner of The Old Barrelhouse.

The Old Barrelhouse is an Australian owned and operated company, founded by two men with a shared passion for great whisky. The company sells a range of antique, limited edition and hard to find whiskies, and offers the largest Australian whisky portfolio on the planet.

We would like to thank The Old Barrelhouse, Down Under JD Community, and everyone who bought a raffle ticket. This incredible community support will go a long way in supporting childhood cancer research!

Become a regular giver in 2021

The beginning of a new year provides a great opportunity to set resolutions and think about what positive changes you can make in your life. Giving more regularly to charity is a simple yet powerful way to help make a real difference AND feel good about yourself!

No matter how big or small, a regular donation to CLCRF will help us continue the ground-breaking research into childhood cancers, so that future generations of children can live cancer-free.

Regular donations enable the Foundation to plan for the future and it will help give us the financial stability we need, especially after the uncertainty of 2020.

When becoming a regular giver, you can choose to donate weekly, monthly, quarterly or any other interval of your choice. You will then receive a one-off receipt at the end of each financial year so you can easily keep track of your tax-deductible gifts.

If you would like to become a regular giver, please contact our office at (08) 9363 7400 or send us an email to request a donation form.

Karate Kicking Childhood Cancer

Our good friends at West Coast Karate have done something very special for the Foundation this year. Every December, the club holds gradings for their clients, with each client paying a grading fee. This year, instead of charging their clients, the club has asked that they make a donation to support childhood cancer research at CLCRF.

A MyCause page was set up by the club, where clients could conveniently process their donations online. This is such a generous initiative, and we are thrilled to announce that a total of $1,835 was donated to the Foundation!

Thank you to Brian and Shelley Sullivan for coming up with this wonderful idea and setting it into motion. Thank you also to all of the clients who donated. These funds will go a long way in continuing the ground-breaking research into childhood cancers.

West Coast Karate is an independent club in Willetton that aims to provide a safe and friendly environment for the practice of karate as a fun, active and healthy activity. If you would like to learn more about the club and get involved, head to their website for more information.

Give a meaningful gift this Christmas!

Want to do something a little more meaningful for Christmas this year? Why not give the gift of a donation towards childhood cancer research? All you need to do is make a donation to CLCRF this Christmastime and we’ll turn it into a special bauble to give as a gift!

If you make a donation online, simply mention in the comments that it’s in lieu of a Christmas gift and we will send you a CLCRF bauble in the post, along with your receipt. We can’t think of a more easy, convenient and worthwhile gift to give your family and friends this Christmas!

By making a donation to CLCRF this Christmas, you will be vital in helping us continue funding the research into childhood cancers, so that more children can go on to live long and fulfilling lives.

Donate online and request your bauble today.

$2,550 raised at the Boar Swamp Campdraft!

On November 27 to 29, the Annual Boar Swamp Campdraft took place at the McLarty family’s Blythewood farm, just south of Pinjarra. Proceeds from the popular event were once again donated to CLCRF.

We are so pleased to have seen an incredible total of $2,550 raised for childhood cancer research at this year’s event! The funds were raised through a raffle, as well as donations from the Campdraft’s generous supporters.


Thank you, Trinity Lutheran College

The Foundation recently received a very generous gift of $551 from Trinity Lutheran College in Queensland. These funds were raised by some wonderful Year 6 students through the school’s café.

In their Humanities classes, the students have been learning about business and trade. As part of the unit, they studied ethical business, marketing, and the way in which businesses can choose to use their money ethically.

The students also learnt about how words and colours can be used in marketing to influence a buyer, and they put this theory into practice when they were given a product to advertise in the school’s café. The main goal was for the students to raise as much money as they could for charity.

“The students were so excited that their work would be able to help other people in need,” said teacher Mrs Tina Croll.

The students raised money for several different charities and we are so thrilled to have seen such an incredible amount donated towards CLCRF. With these funds, these students are helping us in our commitment to ensure future generations can live cancer-free.

Thank you to all the students and teachers who helped raise funds for the Foundation through this wonderful initiative!

A wild donation for our Quiz Night!

In the lead up to our annual Keep the Flame Alive Quiz Nights, our volunteers are always working hard to source the best donations to use as a way to raise funds for childhood cancer research. This year, Tina Chong from Wild Cards & Gifts at Westfield Carousel helped make their job very easy!

Tina kindly donated a few trolleys full of goodies from her store to help us out. These goodies included door stops, named trucks, clutch bags, personalised pens in tins, mugs, light up bottles, plaques and much more. Altogether, this donation came to the incredible retail price of $3,470!

We would like to thank Tina for being so generous, especially during such an uncertain year. Tina cares deeply about giving to charity and said she really wants to help us make a difference.

“I like to give to charity,” said Tina. “So, I’m happy to help where I can.”

As a lot of these products were personalised gifts, Tina was happy for us to auction off some of the named items prior to the Quiz Night as a way to raise funds for the Foundation.

We encourage you all to visit Tina at Wild Cards & Gifts at Westfield Carousel. The store offers wonderful gift ideas, a hassle-free shopping experience and friendly service. It’s the perfect place to start your Christmas shopping! You can find the store on level 1 of Westfield Carousel, next to Senso Espresso.

Jon Wannberg makes his birthday count

For his birthday this year, long-time supporter of CLCRF, Jon Wannberg, is once again asking his family and friends for one of the most meaningful gifts of all – a donation towards childhood cancer research.

Jon has set up his own birthday fundraiser on Facebook, allowing people to conveniently and securely make a donation through the social media platform.

“I’ve chosen this cause in memory of my son, Ricky,” said Jon. “And I hope you’ll consider this as a way to celebrate his memory with me.”

Jon sadly lost Ricky to a brain tumour in 1996 when he was just 5 years old. Since then, he has actively raised funds and awareness for childhood cancer research. He and two other families formed the “3 Boys Legacy” (3BL) research foundation in 1998, in memory of Ricky and 2 of Ricky’s friends who lost their battle with the same type of cancer.

3BL’s past fundraising efforts have included art exhibitions and fun runs. Jon also came up with the Februhairy Fun Razor, where he asked men to grow a beard throughout February and shave it off at the end of the month to raise money.

For his birthday fundraiser this year, Jon’s goal was to reach a total of $300. In just 6 days, his friends and family have helped him smash that goal, raising $475 and counting!

“Every little bit will help towards preventing other children having to endure what Ricky did or at least improve the likelihood of survival and quality of life,” said Jon.

We are so appreciative for Jon’s generosity and ongoing support. This is the second year that he has decided to create a fundraiser for his birthday. If you would like to help Jon celebrate his birthday while helping to make a difference, you can donate to his birthday fundraiser today!

Have a birthday coming up? Consider creating your own fundraiser on Facebook! Facebook not only offers an easily accessible and uncomplicated way to fundraise, but you can also rest assured knowing all donations are safe and secure. There are also no fees involved, meaning 100% of the funds are distributed to the charity you have selected.

All you need to do is click the “create” button on the top of your Facebook page, then select the “Fundraiser” option. When asked what charity you want to donate to, simply search for “Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation” and you will see our acc

Leave a meaningful Gift in Will for future generations

We understand and respect that family comes first when it comes to considering your Will, but it is also a great opportunity to make a lasting impact.

By including a gift to the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF) in your Will, you can help us ensure the ground-breaking research into childhood cancer can continue for many years to come, bringing hope to all children battling the gruelling disease.

Anyone can leave a Gift in Will, however large or small, and it is a relatively quick and easy process. You can leave money, property or a percentage of your estate after your death; and with it your stamp on the future.

Making a Gift in Will allows you to support your favourite cause, or causes, beyond your lifetime and it ensures that there is a legal document outlining your wishes. This should give you the peace of mind that you are not only planning ahead for those you care for, but you will also be generously helping an important cause in the future.

As the Foundation does not receive State or Federal funding, we rely on the generous support of the community to help us in our commitment to see future generations live cancer free.

For further information or to advise us that you have included Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation in your Will – in the strictest confidence – please contact us on 9363 7400 or email [email protected].

You can also download a copy of our Bequest pamphlet for more information.

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